ArmadaCare News & Insights

We’d like to share our latest happenings and provide insights on trending topics related to employee health benefits:

  • News – Check out where we’re making headlines and see our recent media releases. Be sure to visit frequently for our newest updates.
  • Insights – Explore issues related to the workforce, such as talent retention, employee benefits and overall well-being.
In the news

Check out this new American Medical Association (AMA) article “To aid recruiting, private practices can ramp up benefit offerings.”

Health benefits can be an important differentiator for employers, especially private practices. Find out how the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program, developed by ArmadaCare, can help provide private practices a significant edge when recruiting and retaining top talent. Access the full article here.

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In the news

ArmadaCare in the News: How to make the business case for employee well-being programs

Ragan’s Workplace Wellness Features Armadacare: Are your employees stressed? They’re not alone. Eighty-four percent of employees have experienced at least one mental health challenge this year. Stress is normal, whether it’s related to work, life or balancing both. But ongoing high stress can have serious consequences that underscore the business case for effective well-being support. Why support […]

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In the news

Check out this new American Medical Association (AMA) article “New group benefits help practices recruit, retain talented staff.”

ArmadaCare and AMA Insurance Agency, Inc. are collaborating to bring physician practices exclusive access to specialized benefits and services, known as the AMA Insurance Supplemental Health Insurance Program. Learn more in this AMA article.

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Complementary Benefits

5 Critical Statistics about Benefits and Employee Retention

There’s a reason for all that non-stop media coverage of the talent shortage issue and a candidate-driven market. Job opportunities abound as the unemployment rate reaches levels not seen for almost two decades. Because of this, employees feel confident seeking other opportunities, thus creating a serious turnover issue. Examining the reasons behind the issue is […]

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Complementary Benefits

The Importance of Offering Customization and Flexibility

In previous blog posts such as this and this, we’ve focused on the changing workplace environment, as well as the newfound challenges of hiring top talent, and how these factors are influencing decisions employers make about benefit offerings. This shift gives way to new opportunities for employers to get creative to attract and retain talent. […]

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Complementary Benefits

The Swing of the Health Benefits Pendulum

For decades, businesses have cut costs by reducing their health benefit plans, but the expansive job market in our growing economy is now threatening this flexibility. With bargaining power now in the hands of employees, our nation’s businesses are facing escalating turnover rates. The combination of these factors creates a conundrum for business owners and […]

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Complementary Benefits

Turnover Costs vs. Investment in Innovative Health Benefits

Almost 60% of companies saw retention as a top priority last year. Why? Because the turnover epidemic is real. With the unemployment rate at a 19-year low, job opportunities are up considerably, which means more places for employees to turn if they aren’t happy with their current company. This is leading to huge turnover costs. […]

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Complementary Benefits

Competing for Talent? Win with Benefits

Once, employers could take an ‘everyone is replaceable’ approach to turnover, hiring and its costs. With unemployment at lows not seen in two decades,1 that no longer works. Employers face fierce competition for talent, and the costs associated with turnover can seriously affect the company bottom line. An uphill climb in a competitive talent market […]

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Complementary Benefits

Discovering The New Benefits Broker

Whether we like to admit it or not, the employee benefits landscape is changing, fast. The unemployment rate fell to 3.7% in September, the lowest level since December 1969.1 Add this to the ever-shrinking talent pool, and you get employees feeling confident enough to find opportunities elsewhere. These shifting conditions can feel shaky at best […]

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Executive Health

5 Top Questions Prospective Clients May Ask

Here at ArmadaCare, we understand the savvy health benefits broker is constantly looking for ways to interact with prospective clients as efficiently and effectively as possible. Understanding their most asked questions can help you be best prepared in that endeavor. With that in mind, what prospective client questions do you need to look out for? […]

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Executive Health

Solving the HR Conundrum: Strong Labor Market – High Turnover

So you’ve found yourself stuck in that same dreaded loop many businesses are in today: The HR Conundrum! (dramatic music plays) Like many, you’ve probably figured out that finding a solution to such a problem isn’t so easy as realizing it exists. After all, the national unemployment rate fell to 3.7 percent, its lowest level since 1969, and remained […]

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Executive Health

Workplace Benefits Favored 4 to 1 Over Extra Salary: AICPA Survey

Here’s more evidence that supports how important benefits are to employees. Survey results released this week from AICPA* indicate that employees favor workplace benefits four to one (80 percent) over an identical job with 30 percent more salary but no benefits. This is quite a staggering statistic, but not entirely unpredictable. After all, most employers […]

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Complementary Benefits

Plan Changes, Your Very Own Shock-Absorber This Enrollment Season

Primary plan changes are inevitable, especially during this time of year. Changes can often have unintended consequences. But what if you had a way to mitigate those changes and lessen the impact? That’s where ArmadaCare’s suite of supplemental insured products comes in. As we’ve discussed before, ArmadaCare’s insured plans qualify as excepted benefits, they can […]

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Benefit Trends

Presenteeism and the Productivity Impact

You’ve heard of absenteeism: when employees regularly don’t show up to work. The business implications of absenteeism are typically easy to see. An employee is missing, so their work isn’t getting done. Ultimately the company’s bottom line is negatively affected. But have you properly weighed the impact of presenteeism on your work environment and bottom […]

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All

Are You Willing to Pay the Price of Employee Turnover?

We’re in the middle of a talent drought and a job opportunity downpour. The unemployment rate is at an impressive 18-year low, and as a result, unhappy employees feel confident seeking other opportunities, thus creating a serious turnover issue. While retention is a top priority for both employers and HR leaders, it can seem like […]

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